Monday, September 20, 2010

My Violin

Ok, so I had a request to tell the story of how my violin Janet got her name.

You may have realized if you read my last post that all of my things are usually male in gender. My computer is Harry, my Kindle is Kendall (which could be both, but I think he's a boy), Steve my other violin, and Raoul my sax. So why is Janet female? I shall tell you. It's not a very long story, but I think it's cool and sweet.

You all know my boyfriend Ryan. I'm gonna tell you something a little personal about him. His mother died 5 years ago. Now, she played the violin. When I heard that her violin had just been sitting in the closet for 5 years I had a slight spasm. I asked if I could clean it up and restring it and the whole package. So I did. I had the fine tuners replaced and had the people at the shop put on new strings and polish it up. She's pretty darn gorgeous now ,though I have to restring her again, but that's another story. Anyway, I name all of my stuff so Ryan asked me what I was going to name the violin. I told him since the violin was technically his he got to name it. He said, "What about Janet?"

Now I'm not the most observant of people, but I had noticed a few things. One, the urn on the mantle said "JANET" and Two, there was an ID tag on the violin case that said "Janet Ryan" (which I suppose is how Ryan got his name). Anyway, I pieced it all together (I know, I'm smart) and said that I loved the name. Now, her name is Janet and she's one pretty violin.

That's my story. It's not long, but I really like it.